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Memos from the Broken World – Jean Nordhaus

Jean Nordhaus - Memos from the Broken World

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 80 pages
2016, ISBN: 978-1-936419-56-2 $15.95 & S+H

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Taking her title from the kabbalist creation tale of the clay vessels that had to break so God’s light could scatter through the universe, Nordhaus mourns and celebrates a world that comes into being through continuous acts of breakage. She recalls a child who would eat nothing broken, a kewpie doll with a crack that “spidered across his plaster skull” with blackness trickling from “the hollow place inside,” conjures a spark of light that “splashed into the

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Book of Asters – Sally Rosen Kindred

Sally Rosen Kindred - Book of Asters - Front Cover

Poetry. Paper, Perfect Bound. 62 pages
2014, ISBN: 978-1-936419-34-0 $14.95 plus S&H


The poems in Kindred’s second full-length collection look to daisies, goldenrods, sunflowers, ironweeds—all the members of the family asteraceae, or aster family of flowers—to explore family and memory, and to search the tender edges of marriage, infertility, and motherhood. Like the children in “Noon on Gravel Drive” setting a leaf on fire, these poems “circle in/ for dance or witness” upon a neighborhood of mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, but also haunted alders, dolls and feathers, Sirens and mean angels. Kindred uses the language of flowers to reveal a rich terrain of survival and desire, inviting the

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The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball – Nola Garrett

Nola Garrett "The Pastor's Wife Considers Pinball ISBN 978-1-936419-16-6

Nola Garrett “The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball”

Poetry. Paper, perfect bound, 74 pp
$14.95 plus s&h
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-16-6

Nola Garrett’s 2nd full-length poetry collection, The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball, meditates on the variations of grace within chaos, creation, time, death, the domestic, games, and literature. In a voice that mixes sadness and humor, sometimes as the I of the author and other times as the pastor’s wife, these poems explore the hinge between the authority of the church and the musing laity.


“The Pastor’s Wife Considers Pinball” reviewed at New Pages
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